Sprekelia formosissima

Highly recommended for its large and exotic red flowers which come through before the foliage. Can be planted in borders or pots after April or grown in conservatories as an amaryllis.

Sprekelia were originally brought to Europe by the Spanish from Mexico and have gained several common names since, such as St. James' Lily or the Jacobean Lily.  

Quantity   Per pack of 5 bulbs
5 £10.80 (£9.00 + VAT)
10 to 45 £9.60 (£8.00 + VAT)
50 or more £8.40 (£7.00 + VAT)

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Sprekelia formosissima details

Planting

March

April

Flowering

June

July

Specifications

  • Colour: Red
  • Height: 30cm

Good for

  • Pots and containers
  • Beds and borders

How to grow

Hardiness:Protect from frost
Soil type:Well drained
Position:Full sun
Bulbs per m2:25
Planting depth:8cm

After flowering in pots allow a period to dry out until the leaves have turned.

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